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Article
December 1940

A TECHNIC FOR INSUFFLATING BENZEDRINE VAPOR IN CASES OF SINUSITIS IN INFANTS

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(6):1107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660021115015
Abstract

A study of 43 cases of anterior ethmoiditis in infants under 2 years of age at the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia revealed that the most characteristic symptom was marked inflammation of the middle turbinate. The nasal mucosa was examined with a 5 mm. speculum on an electric otoscope.

The following technic was evolved for symptomatic treatment: A benzedrine inhaler, fitted with adapters supplied by the manufacturer, was attached to an insufflating bulb, and the male adapter was inserted into a rubber nozzle made from a no. 12 French catheter. The nozzle was introduced into the nostril, and two insufflations were given on each side, after which the nares were covered with

gauze in order to prevent too rapid dissipation of the vapor. Treatments were given twice daily. When necessary, nasal discharge was removed by mass suction with a hand bulb, as described by Campbell.1

RESULTS  It was apparent that the

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